Favuloso Firenze!

Hi everyone...I am still here and still trying to share the details of our Italy trip, even though we have been home for more than a month! It is amazing how much work can pile up after being away for an extended period of time - add to that many new clients planning fabulous trips to far flung places.  As the blog doesn't have a flight to catch on a certain date, it tends to get neglected a bit when I am busy. But, I promise to eventually finish sharing every destination in our jaunt through bella Italia!! Florence is one of those cities where you just never have quite enough time. I actually could say that about everywhere I went in Italy, but it was particularly true of Florence.  As this was not our first trip to Florence and we really only had one full day to see the sights, we opted out of many of the major tourist sites and gave ourselves a bit of a break from making sure we experienced all the "must sees" and focused more on places that we had missed on previous trips and those where we really wanted to return...

We had a wonderful lunch on the JK Terrace with a chef's tasting menu with wine pairings...delicious!

Inside the stunning Santa Maria Novella Church








We stayed at the fabulous JK Place Firenze -  perfectly positioned right on the Piazza Santa Maria Novella.  JK Place Firenze is a five star luxury hotel recognized by many as one of the best in Italy and it lives up to their reputation in every respect. The excellent level of service is highly professional but with a genuine friendliness -  making us feel as though we we visiting a friend's home...an extraordinarily gracious friend with exceptional taste, that is...

Prosecco in the living room upon arrival...



Townhouse style living comes with a grand staircase...



Beautiful desk are looking into sitting room...

The view from the balcony in our room...

I really believe to do Florence justice, one needs to truly experience it as a "Fiorentino" by living there for an extended period of time...until I manage to work out the details of doing that, a stay at JK Place Firenze was the next best thing! Thank you to all the staff at the JK, including the charming manager, Claudio Meli, for welcoming us into your home!

Until next time, Florence...maybe then I hope to stay a bit longer...